Boccherini Cello Concerto in D major, G. 479

Boccherini's Cello Concerto No. 2 in A major, G. 475 naturally takes the back seat to the Friedrich Grützmacher ever-famous arrangement of the B-flat Concerto. But no less attention was given to the A Major Concerto. This Concerto was arranged and reorchestrated by at least a half a dozen hands: Ottorino Respighi and Gaspar Cassadó are the most noted. Resphighi reorchestrated the Concerto, and changed the "Tutti" sections; adding winds and brass. Cassadó, on the other hand, rewrote the Concerto altogether. He wrote a Guitar Concerto for his colleague Andrés Segovia. Cassadó's arrangement features a string quartet, like a Concerto Grosso; and trumpet fanfares give the Concerto a Rodrigian feel.

 VIDEO: Cello: Mstislav Rostropovich 大提琴: 羅斯托波維奇 Conductor: Seiji Ozawa 指揮: 小澤征爾 Mito Chamber Orchestra 水戶室內管弦樂團 1990.4.8

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